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Corn Sugar (Dextrose)

Corn Sugar (Dextrose)

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Corn Sugar, or dextrose, is used to "prime" your beer to produce natural carbonation in the bottle. "Priming" is the act of adding a small amount of fresh fermentable sugar to the beer just before bottling so that the residual yeast will consume it and produce carbonation in the sealed bottle. We recommend corn sugar for this purpose because it is easy for the yeast to consume and has a neutral flavor profile, meaning it will leave your beer tasting the way you designed it!

 
Use 4 or 5 oz of corn sugar to prime 5 gallons prior to bottling. Dissolve in 1-1.5 pints of water and boil for 5 minutes to sanitize prior to mixing with your beer.
 
If your fermentation ended at 68F it will retain about 1 volume of CO2. If it ended at 50F it will retain about 1.2 volumes of CO2. 4 oz in 5 gallons adds 1.48 Volumes of CO2. 5 oz adds 1.84 volumes of CO2 to 5 Gallons.
 
Suggested CO2 Levels:
  • Cask Ales 1.5 to 2.0
  • Ales 2.3 to 2.6
  • Lagers 2.4 to 2.6
  • Highly Carbonated Beers 3.0+
    • Champagne is 6.3 and requires a special bottle.
 
To convert from volumes to g/L:
  • multiply volumes x 1.96.
 
Can also be used to boost your Original Gravity without impacting the beer's flavor profile. Adds 1.042 points per pound per gallon (PPG) to your specific gravity.
  • Dextros Needed (lbs.) = (Actual Volume * (Target Gravity – Actual Gravity)) / 0.042
 
 
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priming
Jeff T on Jul 6, 2022
need it
Fred B on Jul 2, 2022
priming
Jeff T on Jul 6, 2022
Priming sugar
Robert A. A on Jul 6, 2022
need it
Fred B on Jul 2, 2022
It is all that I use for Bottle conditioning.
John Thomason on Jul 2, 2022
CO2 creation is a must!
Scott B on Jun 30, 2022
Additive
J.R. C on Jun 28, 2022
least expensive
Richard Wallace J on Jun 28, 2022
to prime beer
SCOTT C R on Jun 27, 2022
Need
Don Murphy on Jun 24, 2022
priming for carbonation
Patrick on Jun 23, 2022
punch up the ABV%
Cary B on Jun 23, 2022
Tree House Julius Clone
Jake B on Jun 20, 2022
Seltzer
William R on Jun 17, 2022
Seltzer
William R on Jun 17, 2022
ABV boost
Anthony T on Jun 14, 2022
hummingbird feeder
Matthew Kessler on Jun 8, 2022
Bumps up my proof.
Justin N on Jun 4, 2022
need it
WILLI MATZEIT on Jun 1, 2022
Seltzer home brew
Casey J on May 31, 2022
Seltzer home brew
Casey J on May 31, 2022
I need it to make cider
Jennifer V on May 28, 2022
Seltzer
Francisco M on May 27, 2022
5 ounces are better than 4!
Doug R on May 26, 2022
Quality item
Patrick S on May 25, 2022
Our of tabs.
Paul A Howell on May 24, 2022
sugar measured and ready to use
Joseph Eugene R on May 24, 2022
never used it before we will see
art s on May 17, 2022
Batch prime
Thomas J C on May 12, 2022
Right quantity
roy r on May 7, 2022
for ipa's
Thomas N on May 6, 2022
For priming
James S on May 5, 2022
Used before
William L B on May 5, 2022
Necessary
Eric E on May 3, 2022
For adjusting gravities of beer
Joshua Huber on May 2, 2022
Used before
Alice Andrus on Apr 30, 2022
no need to measure on my own
Ralph M on Apr 30, 2022
Bottling sugar and hard seltzer
Melissa E on Apr 8, 2022
I need more
Stephen Russell on Apr 8, 2022
Just what i use
Justin S on Apr 7, 2022
For bottle conditioning.
Laura E on Apr 6, 2022
Seltzer
Gabe M on Apr 6, 2022
Used it to for natural carbonation, cuts down on the amount of CO2 I have to buy.
Stephen B on Apr 4, 2022
Brewing.
Joshua E on Apr 2, 2022
It's for my annual sugar soaking where I bury myself in said dextrose and let it pull all the toxins and evil out through my skin. Thanks!
Joshua E on Apr 2, 2022
Just to keep on hand.
John M on Apr 1, 2022
carb the beer in bottles
Steve Warren on Mar 30, 2022
Bottling
stephen g on Mar 26, 2022
My last batch didn't carbonate.
Gabriel E on Mar 25, 2022
for bottling
James P on Mar 24, 2022
Lazy
Wes H on Mar 23, 2022
Priming sugar
Robert A. A on Jul 6, 2022
It is all that I use for Bottle conditioning.
John Thomason on Jul 2, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
Did what it was suppose to
Best corn sugar by the best supplier period
July 1, 2022
Purchased
2 weeks ago
Rated 5 out of 5
It's exactly what I was looking for works great
June 16, 2022
Purchased
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Corn Sugar
Always high quality, always arrives in great packaging for shipping. Use in my beer and mead
June 8, 2022
Purchased
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Sweet like no other sugar great for beer making
March 31, 2022
Purchased
3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Corn sugar
Quality produce, will purchase again. And far price.
March 2, 2022
Purchased
4 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Does what I need it to do.
February 16, 2022
Purchased
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good sugar.
I use corn sugar for fortifying wine and priming beer. This is a quality product. I would recommend it to my friends.
February 16, 2022
Purchased
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Corn Suger
I needed it for a recipe and bought it, it is serving it’s purpose
February 11, 2022
Purchased
6 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent product that arrived on time
I like using Dextrose for my higher ABV beers. This product does the trick everytime
January 28, 2022
Purchased
6 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
It worked out great!
December 15, 2021
Purchased
7 months ago